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Amos Soignier


Shannon Soignier

Attorney, RN

Estate Planning

The Soignier Law Firm handles all aspects of estate planning, including drafting wills and trusts, planning to minimize the estate tax, dealing with issues of the Colorado Probate Code and trust and estate administration.

Colorado Estate Planning

Amos L. Soignier has decades of combined experience in preparing estate plans for our clients. We walk our clients through the estate planning process, from analyzing a family’s financial circumstances and goals to educating our clients about the range of estate planning options, and to drafting and implementing the estate plan. We draft estate plans for a wide range of clients, from young families with children, retirees, and seniors, and to business owners.


We regularly create plans that rely on one or more of the following planning techniques:

  • The preparation of wills and trusts, including living trusts, to control the disposition of property upon death, avoid probate, and to protect against incapacity during life.
  • The creation of life insurance trusts to keep insurance proceeds out of the taxable estate and to ensure that life insurance proceeds are protected and invested for the protection of the beneficiaries.
  • The use of estate tax reduction techniques and structures, such as family limited partnerships and sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts.
  • The preparation of living wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney to protect our clients against subsequent incapacity.
  • Estate planning with special needs trusts for families with special needs children.

Trusts are wonderful estate planning techniques because, depending on the type of trust used, trust can reduce estate taxes, protect assets from the creditors of the beneficiaries, ensure proper investment and management of assets, and reduce income taxes under certain circumstances.

The attorneys at the Soignier Law Firm also represent the trustees on numerous trusts in fulfilling their fiduciary and administrative duties to the beneficiaries. We also serve as the trustees on trusts for a select number of our clients.

To learn more about the estate planning practice of the firm, please call The Soignier Law Firm, LLC at (970) 247-3510.


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2855 Main Ave. Suite B 101

Durango, Colorado 81301

Soignier Law Firm

2855 Main Ave. Suite B 101

Durango, CO 81301